A House of Cards

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

OA Make It Merry Blog Hop and a Giveaway!

Hi everyone and welcome to the October Afternoon Make It Merry blog hop!


Today, through this blog hop, we will be showcasing the gorgeous and festive new Make It Merry collection from October Afternoon. I know you are going to love it, so let's get started!


created this card using several of my favorite pieces from Make It Merry: patterned paper, chipboard, a postcard, die cuts, and a button. I just love the colors of the collection.


I don't have the Sprinklers for this collection yet, so I used the Witch's Brew Sprinklers from the Witch Hazel collection instead to color the chipboard. I think it works really well with this collection, don't you?


Make It Merry Washi Tape

Today during the hop, I'm giving away a package of Make It Merry Washi Tape. All you have to do is leave a comment here on my blog by Monday, November 12th, at midnight CST,  and let me know how you see yourself using this fun product. I'll draw one lucky winner to receive it. And don't forget to make your way back to the OA blog where the Grand Prize is being given away - a whole Make It Merry Collection Kit! You won't want to miss that!
Now it's on to Jill's blog to see the gorgeous project that she's created with Make It Merry! And if you get lost along the way, here's the list of everyone on the hop.
Roree 
Jill
Winners will be announced later next week!
Good luck, and thanks so much for stopping by!

147 comments:

maria f. said...

That washi tape is fabulous. And the feel of your card - so vintage and fun.

Rebecca Lovell said...

Sweet! I love the card!! Thank you so much for the chance to win some washi!!

julie e said...

I'd like to incorporate some elements into my dd and into tags for christmas gifts.

Love the way those green numbers pop on your card.

Donna said...

oh.......love this collection. need some of this to use for gift tags for sure.

Jenny said...

Your card is super cute! Love that wash!

Laura Turcotte said...

LOve washi!!! Absolutely LOVE this collection from OA---which I also LOVE !!! b:)

Celeste B. said...

This collection is perfect for Christmas cards.

Margie said...

I love the card! Thanks for a chance to win!

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty and retro looking! Lee-Ann :)

Elizabeth said...

Love washi tape! This is a great collection and love seeing all the different cards everyone is coming up with.

Lindsay said...

Loving this line! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love it!

Ashley Pearl said...

I'm ABSOLUTELY in LOVE with this collection... I would LOVE to use it on my December Daily album and use it for my Christmas cards/tags for the gifts I give away!!!

Chantalle said...

Such a sweet card! Thanks for the chance to win

Kim A. said...

I really like how the numbers turned out, really pretty. Can't wait to get my hands on this collection!!

Kim A. said...

I really like how the numbers turned out, really pretty. Can't wait to get my hands on this collection!!

Scrapping Grandma 21 said...

Love, Love your card, esp. the colors. I am so in love with this line! Diana Tuttle tuttlediana47@gmail.com

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

Lovely card! I love the washi tape I would use it on my layouts for Christmas

Katie said...

I love using washi on just about anything--especially layouts!

photochic said...

Love those numbers! I like that you colored them with mist too! That washi tape is adorable! I'd love to win! ;)

Hanna Long said...

Love the witches hazel on your card I agree it goes perfectly. Thanks for the giveaway

Viki said...

LOVE your card. Thanks for sharing.

Jaimee Howard said...

Thanks for a chance to win!!!

some kind of wonderful said...

this is absolutely adorable!

LadyDiane said...

Wonderful card you put together with a wonderful collection. Washi tape ooooh, I would definately use this putting together my Christmas photo album. Thank you for sharing.

Rain said...

Looks like Christmas projects almost make themselves with this adorable collection. I just love the washi tape!

val said...

I'm so picking up that washi tape to make gift tags this year!

Angela said...

Wonderful card! Love the Vintage colors and the green '25'! The washi tape is a favorite of mine and I just can't get enough of it! Thanks for the opportunity to win some!
Hugs,
Angela L.

Heather Sweet said...

I love your card! It's a different take on the traditional Christmas card! I'd love to use this collection for my holiday gift tags I'll be making this year.

KellyG said...

Cool card! Love how the numbers turned out! I would love to use the washi tape to alter containers for Christmas presents.

{VICKI} said...

I see myself using this collection in every way possible! It is such a great collection!
Cards, scrapbook pages, ornaments, tags---anything and everything

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so cute and I LOVE that shade of green with the blue behind it and the little button and heart stitched on are so cute.
Thanks for sharing your fun and festive greeting! :)

Jill said...

Hoping to get my hands on this tape soon (if I don't win ;) Loving it!

Dawn Cosgrove said...

I definitely see myself adding this washi to my DD !! It is so cute and festive, just love it!!

Angel said...

what a fun card! love all the layerings and the halloween sprinkler matched perfectly too :) how versatile!!

washi , oh how i love washi! :) it will be great for cards and gifts this Christmas.

Lauren U said...

You can never have too much washi tape... and I don't actually have any that's Christmas-themed. Thanks for the giveaway!

scrappin_in_AK said...

wonderful card - love the large chipboard numbers

Pam said...

Love that washi tape ! I would use this line to make cards for sure and possibly for my December Daily album.

Fleursbydesign said...

Great card, love the washi tapes in this colllection

Cheryl Hutcherson said...

Your card is gorgeous! Love this collection. The washi tape is fabulous. I would use it in my card making. Thanks for the giveaway!

Peneeeee said...

I haven't had a chance to try Washi Tape yet but I love both styles. I love the traditional feel and the colors. They'd go on my scrapbook pages and probably a few cards as well! :) Thanks for the chance to win.

Melissa D. said...

The green on your card is so perfect! It really pops against the blue. Such a pretty, vintage feel! I would love to try my hand at making a card from this collection!

Janelle Shultz said...

this line is to die for! i would be breaking out this line for this upcoming christmas...my layouts would love it :)

crschaf said...

Love this Make It Merry collection! I would use this washi tape on my December Daily and cards and layouts...

Leslie said...

Love this line! I'll use it for cards, gift tags and layouts!
Leslie E57

Heather DG said...

Being a Christmas geek I could see myself using it in prettty much anything. Would be great in a Dec daily to frame the pics!
LOVE the red polka dot paper as the background for your card - perfect anchor!!

Vicki said...

I would use the washi tape and decorate Christmas ornaments like glass balls with it. Thanks for the chance to win!

Rachel said...

First i have to say that i really love that collection and you cant get enough Washi ;-)

I would like to wrap up presenst with it and of course use it with cards

Greetings from germany

crmom said...

That card is adorable! I love the color of the chipboard! It worked perfectly. Thanks for the inspiration, and the chance to win the washi tape.

Jamie said...

I love this card!! So cute:)

The Savvy Scrapbooker said...

Wow! I'd use it on everything, gifts, layouts, cards. Cute!

Kathy H said...

I love the vintage look of your card.

charmedtiles said...

The washi tape would be awesome for my Christmas cards! You card is great by the way.

Joni-nina Andaya said...

Washi...that's awesome! I will use the washi to incorporate to my cards.
Nice card :)

Mary J said...

A gorgeous card! Love the layout and how you did the numbers and heart with button!

Latonia Grant said...

Love the washi tape from OA

Natalie S. said...

I hadn't known about this new Washi Tape, until a year ago! Oh, easy to use and a lot easier then what we use to use and do. Quick and easy & I would love to win Make It Merry Washi Tape.

Karenrhae said...

So pretty. I would use the washi tape on the chipboard numbers :)

Auror Willow said...

I love this collection a lot! I plan to make one book out of all my past christmas photo's and you can always find a use for washi tape! Thanks for the chance to win!
Kayla Foister

MamaKaraba said...

LOVE how you combined the snowflake background with the polka dots and the plaid accents!

cissi said...

Love your card, I would use this washi tape both for cards, layouts and my December Daily Album.

PamSpradlin said...

I just recently started using Washi and am loving it. I love your card especially your numbers. The color did turn out perfect for this collection.

KIM JACKSON said...

I think that color is perfect!!

MichelleZ said...

That Make it Merry washi is awesome. I especially like to To/From one. And your card is darling! I love the colr that you made the numerals. :)

gayle said...

Love the washi tape...on tags and cards!

Dria said...

adorable card from a fantastic line!

deannaf said...

I would use the washi tape on packages or to liven up cards! so fun!

marianne said...

I;m sure the washi will show up on a card and a gift tag!

Dawn Sloboda said...

These fit so easily on a home made Christmas card.. I do them EVERY year!

Andrea Hagar said...

I would use the washi tape on layouts, cards, and probably even a few presents!

sabbee said...

Oh my, so many uses for this washi tape - its gorgeous!! I'd use it on cards & envelopes, tags, wrapping presents, and I can probably see it working its way into a DIY decor item!

marylouh said...

No one would know that you didn't have the correct embellishment for the chipboard. It looks great. I've not used washi tape yet so I'm looking forward to trying it.

Debbie D said...

Your card is adorable. I love this collection and would love some washi tape.

Meagan Vaughn said...

I love Washi Tape and i am loving this collection, thanks for sharing.

dragonflyte said...

Love your card - it's a great colour combination. I've never used Washi tape - winning some would be a great opportunity to try it :+)

Monica said...

Can't wait to order it! I am planning on using it for my December Daily. Thanks!!!

Monica

Sue D said...

Cute card--I like the large numbers. I can see myself making tags with the washi tape.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Christine Kiehl said...

That is a simply adorable card that you took the time to craft for us on this far out OA blog hop! I love the stitching and the little swatch of tartan tape. Really neat. Very inspiring indeed!

Miss Kathy said...

Another great card. Love the large numbers. Love the washi tape too. Thanks for a chance to win it.

Debbie Pereira said...

I'm excited about that Washi tape!

Monica said...

I adore everything about this collection - from the washi o the paper & embellishments. Stunning! Adorable 25 card!

efj said...

Love Washi Tape, what great colors on your project. Thank you for sharing your ideas and for a chance to win.

Marcia said...

I really haven't used washi tape yet, so I'd like to give it a try.

grace said...

Gorgeous card!
I'm really excited for this collection!!
Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Theresa said...

cute card! This line is fantastic!!

Stacy B said...

I have a lot of gift card holders to make for the kids' teachers, the mail carrier, the bus drivers and monitors, the milk delivery man....my list is huge and So this collection would be so fun to play with. Thanks for the chance to win the Washi tape! I love Washi.

Mary-Ann Maldonado said...

Love how made the numbers green. The heart is just the right touch.

Beatrice Lawson said...

What a great collection - all the vintage images are beautiful!

MommaSaid said...

While it has obvious uses -- cards; gift tags... I think I might actually try to accordion fold the tape and turn it into pinwheels. I've never tried that; wonder if it's possible.

Laurie! said...

There are so many awesome components in this collection!

sharon g said...

I would use the tape on my Christmas cards!! So cool. sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

Betty Sue said...

Love washi tape!! Everything in this collection is fun!

Carol said...

Love the colors of "Make It Merry", it is a really fun winter collection. Thanks for sharing your project and some great inspiration.

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Cristina said...

I love the green numbers!
This line is gorgeous - I'd love to use it in my December Daily album!

Patricia Roebuck said...

Just love the colors you used for your card...those numbers just stand out so much...gorgeous!

Carmen O. said...

What a great card! And I have yet to give Washi tape a try.

cindy said...

Love your card with all of its adorable layers.

Houses Built of Cards said...

You're card is BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE that green...and the little heart and buttons - SO fun!!! I can't wait to get my hands on this collection for cards and holiday layouts!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Lisa C. said...

LOVE that washi! Your card is beautiful!

CathyinMN said...

Such a fun card! I would use the washi tape on cards and Christmas scrapbook layouts. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

Lori Forsythe said...

the card you made puts me right back to about 1976 sitting in my grandmas house, so cute

Von said...

Love your card! Washi tape is totally addicting! Love it!

Flamingo Fan said...

Isn't the new October Afternoon set great! Thank you for the opportunity to win tape from the collection.

Kailash said...

Right now, I am a washi tape addict...lol !!! so will have no problem in using this gorgeous tape on my holiday cards!!

Lea L. said...

This card is SO cute, Roree! I just love the background image, and those cute numbers! Thanks for the chance to win some washi!!

isabel scrap said...

This tape is perfect to create Christmas cards or to close bag gifts.

Dulcinea Silva said...

Love this collecion, specially the washi tape! Great card!

Debra said...

I adore how you colored the numbers...Thanks for the inspirations!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card! I love how it all came together, the little tab is just perfect!

mom2h said...

I am going to buy it ALL, (unless I win it all), and use it to do layouts of my 1060's childhood Christmases! Retro? Vintage? Yes, please!

queenbanana said...

I love OA. I would use the washi tape to make great Christmas gift tags or as parts of a card or on a Christmas card full of the vintage children's images and OA tidbits and tin pins. Loved your use of the product.

Toni Myers said...

Washi tape is everywhere. I have got to get with the program. Love this card because of the "old school" feel.

Kim Swenson said...

Awesome card! I love it.

Becci said...

I think I would definitely use the to/from washi on gifts - and both on handmade gifts in upcycled packaging. Everything is so cute!!! I love how you colored the chipboard! Thank you!!

Lauren, Crafts by: readysetLove said...

love it! that washi is so fun.
lauren

thearthurz said...

Love this collection, especially the washi! Thanks for the chance!

Stacey said...

Your card is darling. Love the washi tape. Thanks for the chance.

Caryn S said...

Sweet card, love the chipboard cutout numbers.

kate blue said...

love all the shades of blue in this! and for a second, I thought the chipboard was felt! Love how you colored it!

Melinda said...

Love the card, especially the fun tab on the side!

Bethany Becker said...

This is a great collection. Your card is cute. Thanks for sharing.

Kellie said...

Your card is breath taking and I love all the details you added.

What I would use the washi tape for if I were to win? Hands down my December Daily.

LisaM said...

Your card is so stinking cute

Valerie K said...

I would save this collection hoard it like I do with all my other supplies! Haha. No, I would save it, but I would use it next year for December Daily since I already have used my stash for this year's album.

Lovely card!!

BethW said...

The Witch's Brew Sprinkler is the perfect punch of color.Brilliant thinking.I would definitely be using the Washi tape on package tags.

Amanda said...

Your card is outstanding! Luv the colors~especially the color used 4 the chipboard number's, even tho it wasn't a Christmas-ey color~lol:) I'm totally head over heels 4 this collection~& I mean everything in it! If I had this Washi tape, I'd use it in my December/Christmas 2012 Mini Album & probably add it some gift wrap! Thanx 4 sharing your card w/ us & thanx 4 the giveaway! ~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com

Стокли said...

The green color is a nice match to the card, looks cute=)

gypsylcm said...

I like the colour that you used on the numbers

mga said...

I like the entire collection. You did a fantastic job. I'll love to try the washi tape. I can't wait to experiment with some washi! :)

pcrusberg said...

Oh my heavens! Your card is so cute! Super job on it. Hmmm, if I won the washi tape I'd use it to make some awesome Christmas tags.

Renee said...

Love your card! I think the color is perfect for the 25! I would use the tape to stick gift cards to the insides of my Christmas cards =) Thanks

Julie S. said...

Yes, I agree your numbers look great . Your card is darling . I would use this collection for cards and layouts and maybe a holiday mini book . TFS. and a chance to win .

julieshearer@sbcglobal.net

Suzette said...

The colors that you used are great! I love this line!!

Melissa said...

Such a pretty card! I can see myself using the washi in my December Daily. Thanks for the chance!

Lillian Child said...

Sweet card! Love the pattern and color combination! And am just discovering washi tapes - oh my!

Jean said...

Love all the elements of this line!! Cute!!

Flo said...

The washi tape is great. I can see me using it on cards and to put tags on my gifts. Your card is really cute. Thanks.

Pam Sparks said...

adorable card! love this set! can't wait to get my hands on it! TFS!

Jessie said...

I love how you colored the chipboard, it looks just perfect in that Green <3
Thanks for sharing your work with us!

Shilo said...

Totally in love with your card...so adorable!

Vintage Roses said...

The übercute washi tape would be used a plenty in this years December Daily

Nikki said...

Your Card reminds me of Rust craft postcards so sweet and love all the extras you've added. Thanks for the chance to win that lush washi tape

LENNY TANIA said...

So nice card! Love it

sentsue said...

I had just commented to my daughter that washi tape was going to be used with brown kraft wrap on Christmas packages this year. This would be perfect!

Marcal said...

That washi tape is so fun. I would use it in my Dec. Daily all over the place.

Lisa said...

Love the felt numbers, too cute!!!
Thanks!!

Shelley said...

Love your little pillow box